Moments that make you giggle....

  1. 2 Yesterday, a resident told me "this cold water is really good." I gave her a smug look and said "I made it myself." Both of us: "bahahaha!" What moment have you had recently that gave you a good laugh?
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  3. Visit  Pat2012 profile page

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    Pat2012 has '1' year(s) of experience. From 'Lansing, MI'; Joined Aug '11; Posts: 66; Likes: 34.

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  4. Visit  ddunnrn profile page
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    It's not recently, but over the years I have curtsied to various patients, mostly when I can tell they're a little down in the dumps. Now, I am 6'6" tall, built like a linebacker and almost 300#. I give it my best, with a flourish, and a "Your Majesty" and I almost always get a big smile. I think humor is vastly underutilized in nursing.
  5. Visit  ClearBlueOctoberSky profile page
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    I have a LOL that will occassionally throw out "I just got out of jail!" When she does this, I give her a shocked look, get close and say "Are you a convicted felon??" It always makes her laugh.

    I have many moments that make me laugh, it is one of the perks of working on a secured neighborhood.
  6. Visit  crazyts profile page
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    Alzheimer's lockdown unit, Man and Wife share a room, I go in to give night meds and the door is barricaded with the bedside table, I get it moved and go in, after asking the pt why they had the door shut off, he climbs out of the bed wearing nothing but a white tshirt, his whity tighties, and white socks and responds " Somebody came in here last night and shot me up, I was trying to keep them out. They come in everynight and shoot me up" Upon hearing this I asked him where he got shot at (thinking maybe he was in pain somewhere). He proceeded to pull his whity tighties to the side and show me all his private areas all the while pointing and saying "well it's right there can you not see it?" My response: "Well alrighty then" I mean really what do you say to that?? LOL
  7. Visit  Kittypower123 profile page
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    I was getting ready to administer a nebulizer treatment. I had the vial with the solution in my hand, broke off the top and proceeded to empty the solution into the trashcan. The resident and I had a good laugh.
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  8. Visit  pfongk profile page
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    I was doing the supper round the other night and asked the resident how she wanted her tea. She comes out with "in a cup would be nice". I reply with "what? You don't just want me to give you the teapot so you can drink straight from the spout?" This had her laughing so hard she was crying.
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  9. Visit  Lynx25 profile page
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    I have a resident whose only excape from her depression and anger issues is bird watching. We've placed two birdfeeders with different bird stuff outside her window, and last week I ordered her one of those big bird guides with all of the pictures- and had it delivered to the facility. (I am not a birdy type of person, can you tell?)

    I walked by her room the other day, and spotted her lying on her stomach in the bed, kicking her legs in the air like a teenager, reading her new book.
  10. Visit  ellen 12 profile page
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    Finishing night duty and emptying a catheter bag into a jug at the bedside - Inky (hospital cat) came along and sniffed at the jug. I instinctively said - "no Inky - you can't drink that". As I stood up I glanced at the patient - who was smiling.
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  11. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Not all that recent, but one of my funniest experiences was attempting to do a Snellen vision test to a judge who royally blew my simple instructions. We'd gotten pretty friendly throughout her visits to our clinic, so when she repeatedly turned the wrong way, covered the left eye when I asked her to cover the right, and straying far afield of the line - I just lost it, and so did she.

    We had a great time poking fun at the whole idea of somebody in so lofty a place as The Bench was bewildered by a vision test. I'm sure we looked quite the pair there laughing so hard tears were running down our cheeks.
  12. Visit  HurricaneCasRN profile page
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    Quote from Lynx25
    I have a resident whose only excape from her depression and anger issues is bird watching. We've placed two birdfeeders with different bird stuff outside her window, and last week I ordered her one of those big bird guides with all of the pictures- and had it delivered to the facility. (I am not a birdy type of person, can you tell?)

    I walked by her room the other day, and spotted her lying on her stomach in the bed, kicking her legs in the air like a teenager, reading her new book.
    This is AMAZING! Yay for both of you!

    I had a resident tell me all about how her son had always been in rock bands and they would go out to see him play and drink "until beer was coming out of our ears!" She was in late vascular dementia. She couldn't tell me what the name of his band was so I pulled out my iPhone and told her that I'd google it. She thought that was HILARIOUS. "Google! Google!? I'll do just about anything except that. It just sounds stupid!" Well, I googled his name and "band", found their Facebook, which had YouTube link and my resident got to watch her son's band play. Of course, she didn't remember anything of it the next day. lol I miss her.
  13. Visit  AngelRN27 profile page
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    One of my favorite things about LTC is that there is pretty much a reason to laugh to yourself (or sometimes OUT LOUD) every shift!

    We have an infamously aggressive resident that is usually AAOx2-3 and she is the cause of much laughter! She loves to curse and is extremely nosy!

    On my second night working at my current LTC facility, I wasn't yet accustomed to working with her or how to approach certain situations with her. It was about 9pm and she got out of bed and was across the hall at the doorway of another resident's room, just snooping. I told her calmly that she couldn't go into other resident's rooms. She quickly replied "Well you go in there, why can't I?" I responded stating that I worked at the facility, I was their nurse, and therefore had the right to enter. I concluded with "See, that's why I have this ID badge on..." she quickly retorted: "That ID badge doesn't make you an employee here, that makes you an a**hole!"

    I LOL'd pretty loudly in the hallway, and, ironically, so did she.
  14. Visit  artsmom profile page
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    One of my pt's is a former DON, and a very high fall risk. Last night her and another resident, also a high fall risk, were sitting at the desk. The DON thinks she runs the joint, and thought her chair mate was a new nurse (96 yrs old, but hey) that was orientating. Well, I dropped an entire pitcher of water and the "orientee" giggled at me. The DON turned slowly to face the orientee and proceeded to tell her that that was a very inappropriate reaction for a new nurse, and instead of laughing perhaps she would like to get up and help me. The orientee stopped laughing. This DON cracks me up. She has the *look* of a head nurse. Very stern, but I have a feeling she was a good boss and nurse.
  15. Visit  kmarie724 profile page
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    One day a resident with demtia was c/o her husband not coming home (he had been deceased for many years, but she always forgets). She said "I guess he's not coming home, so I'm going to find a new man." A male resident overheard her say this, got a huge grin on his face and said "Alright!" I about died laughing.
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